Caught in a fatal tangle

A dead olive ridley sea turtle found with a rope around its neck on Marari Beach near Mararikulum in southern India's Kerala state on Thursday. These turtles hatch by the millions each year in their nesting grounds along the coast of Odisha state in
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A dead olive ridley sea turtle found with a rope around its neck on Marari Beach near Mararikulum in southern India's Kerala state on Thursday. These turtles hatch by the millions each year in their nesting grounds along the coast of Odisha state in south-eastern India. They face the hazard of getting tangled in nets and ropes the fishing industry uses.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Caught in a fatal tangle'. Print Edition | Subscribe